Working with Samara (Now Hiring!)

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Working with Samara (Now Hiring!)

With the arrival of summer, Samara is excited to announce the arrival of new staff and board members. And we're still on the lookout for more new faces!

Samara is hiring a Social Media Coordinator and Writer and an Everyday Political Citizen Program Coordinator. Who better to connect us with the right candidate than you? Find a link to the job descriptions below. But first...


JSB_MikeMorden-thumbnailWe're pleased to welcome Michael Morden as our new Research Director. Mike joins Samara from the Mowat Centre and holds a PhD in political science. He previously served as a SSHRC postdoctoral research fellow in Canadian politics, a senior policy advisor in the Government of Ontario and a research associate with the Mosaic Institute. Mike is thrilled to spearhead Samara's program of democracy-boosting research, and will contribute to our mission by asking critical questions, producing new evidence and linking knowledge to action. Feel free to say hello at [email protected].

We're also fortunate to draw upon the experience and insight of two new board members:

Leen Al Zaibek is a leader in supporting the success of Syrian refugees resettled in Canada and abroad, as Director and co-Founder of Jusoor, an NGO that helps Syrian youth continue their education through scholarships and mentorship. She also serves as a senior policy advisor for the Government of Ontario. In 2015, she was named a Torontonian of the year and, in 2016, she was named one of RBC’s Immigrants of the Year.

Hamlin Grange has been recognized for his work in helping to create sustainable inclusive environments and received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for community service. As President and coFounder of DiversiPro, a workplace diversity and inclusion consulting company, Hamlin has worked in a wide range of sectors, including corporate and nonprofit. He is passionate about the power and promise of diversity and its role in a dynamic democracy of differences.

Click here to learn more about Leen, Hamlin and the rest of our board.

JSB_WynnRederburg-thumbnailLast but not least, we're happy to introduce Wynn Rederburg, a Loran Scholar interning with us for the summer. Hailing from Vancouver Island, Wynn is completing an undergraduate degree in political science at McGill University. When she isn’t busy supporting Samara’s research, communications and development activities, Wynn is out exploring Toronto’s diverse neighbourhoods. Send her your suggestions for things to see and do in Toronto at [email protected].


Looking forward, we're recruiting for the following positions. (Click on the job title to see a full description.)

Help us find the most qualified candidates by sharing these job opportunities with the best and brightest in your network!

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